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Wheel hop...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mike's '84, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. Mike's '84

    Mike's '84 Registered Member

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    When I brake on a freeway off ramp or anytime at high speeds I get a bad hop. New drums and shoes both sides...tires new too, and in balance. Does fine at freeway speeds until I hit the brakes. Not sure about the rotors... not getting any bad pulsing from the front though. Any ideas would be great...and a great help to me.
     
  2. gravdigr

    gravdigr 1/2 ton status

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    how about your shocks?
     
  3. heavy4x4

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    Check your tie-rod ends. When they get really sloppy, applying the brakes will basically make your front tires go from looking like /\ to \/ and back and forth...thus creating your "hop."

    Worth a look anyway.
     
  4. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Warped rottors would be my guess, but it should be noticeable at slower speeds too. I always have my rotors checked-n-trued when doing brakes. Fairly cheap to replace too if they are warped.
     
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    I believe his post stated he is not getting hop in the front, just the rear.
     

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